LOSS AVENGING: Disney reported adjusted second-quarter earnings through March of 58 cents per share, topping forecasts for 55 cents, despite a $200 million loss on the movie "John Carter." ESPN and theme parks performance overrode the studio's problems.
MOVIE MAGIC: Disney is attempting to sprinkle pixie dust on its megahit "The Avengers." It plans a sequel to follow next year's "Iron Man 3," ''Thor 2" and "Captain American 2" in 2014. Theme park attractions are in the works.
STOCK GAINS: Disney shares rose 1.9 percent to $45.12 in after-hours trading. The stock is up about 20 percent since the beginning of the year.